UP CM Yogi Adityanath faces protest in Kushinagar
(Sourced from PTI)
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday faced angry protests during his visit to get a first-hand account of the train-school van collision that left 13 children dead. As soon as the Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath reached the accident site in Kushinagar, a crowd gathered around his cavalcade and started chanting slogans like "Bharat Mata Ki Jai" and "Vande Mataram". Here's more.
The Chief Minister tried to pacify the protesters using a megaphone. "Narebazi band karo, nautanki band karo" (stop raising slogans, stop this drama). I have come here to express my sympathies," he said. However, the protesters were not satisfied and some of them squatted on the railway track. They demanded that railway personnel should be posted at the unmanned crossing to avoid such accidents.
Members of Bar Council, Kushinagar, also complained about the "irresponsible attitude" of the district hospital staff. "As soon as they saw 13 bodies, senior officials of district hospital at Kushinagar referred four injured children and the driver to BRD Hospital without even administering first aid," members of the Bar Council complained to the Chief Minister, according to an official.